Efficient ventilation can reduce a building’s energy consumption and minimize airborne pathogen transmission in hospital rooms. Veryst used computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to simulate ventilation in a hospital room as well as the dispersion of particles and droplets.
Ms. Allyson Hartzell, a MEMS expert and industry leader, co-chaired a technical session and was also invited to participate in what was certainly an interesting discussion at ECTC 2020—a free, virtual event this year.
Knowledge of thin film mechanical properties is important for device operation, reliability, and simulation. Veryst measured the elastic modulus of a low stress silicon nitride thin film using nanoindentation and validated the technique with atomic force microscopy.